• Spotify’s Growth has Sped Up Since the Launch of Apple Music


    Reuters have spoken to Spotify's Vice Presidents, and Spotify's first employee, Jonathan Forster, to discuss where Spotify stands as a streaming service now that Apple has launched its own streaming service called Apple Music which was released last year. According to Jonathon Forster it has been going pretty well, he stated that Spotify is growing at a faster pace ever since Apple Music landed on the market.


    “It’s great that Apple is in the game. They are definitely raising the profile of streaming. It is hard to build an industry on your own,” Jonathan Forster, a vice president and one of its first employees, told Reuters in an interview.

    “Since Apple Music started we’ve been growing quicker and adding more users than before.”

    - Jonathon Forster

    In June of 2015, Spotify announced that it had about 20 million paid subscribers. Today, Spotify has nearly 100 million active users.

    For its part, to help give its subscribes and free listeners even more content, Spotify recently announced 12 original pieces of video content that will launch before the end of 2016. That content will include artist profiles, pieces on pop culture and music in general, and more.

    Apple Music, which launched last year, already has 13 million paid subscribers — and doesn’t offer a free tier, like Spotify does.

    [via Reuters]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Spotify’s Growth has Sped Up Since the Launch of Apple Music started by Caiden Spencer View original post
    Comments 5 Comments
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Just so you know, I don’t get this paragraph
      In June of 2014, Spotify announced that it had about 20 million paid subscribers. The streaming service announced that it had jumped up to 30 million subscribers recently. At the same time, almost a year ago, Spotify had almost 75 million active users. Spotify has nearly 100 million active users.
      I’m not really sure what you’re saying there.
    1. HovikGas's Avatar
      HovikGas -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpiderManAPV View Post
      Just so you know, I don’t get this paragraph I’m not really sure what you’re saying there.
      At the same time, as in, June 2015... Could have just said a year later, or better yet, June 2015. And then "recently" I'm assuming means within the past couple days/weeks? They've announced 30 million more, bringing their total to over 100 million... The ordering could have been organized better too.

      It's ok though Caiden, I got you!
    1. Caiden Spencer's Avatar
      Caiden Spencer -
      Fixed. Thank you.
    1. crslaeme's Avatar
      crslaeme -
      I just cancel my Spotify to try Apple Music
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Quote Originally Posted by Caiden Spencer View Post
      Fixed. Thank you.
      Get it now. Thanks Caiden!
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